Catholic Schools: Stewards of our Common Home

September 1 has been designated at the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by Pope Francis. This day of prayer gives an opportunity for all of us to implore God’s help in protecting creation.

Pope Francis has recently urged the Catholic community through Laudato Si to be good stewards of the environment. In this encyclical he writes “living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not only an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”

In response to this call, NCEA invites Catholic schools across the country to join together in a community sharing project “Catholic Schools: Stewards of our Common Home.” Schools are asked to share their stories or offer a pledge showcasing how they are acting as good stewards of the environment through service, conservation and prayer. The compilation of stories will be presented to Pope Francis in November at the World Congress of Catholic Schools.

NCEA will be accepting submissions for this community project through October 23, 2015. Please fill out this form to be included.

Need ideas? Visit this NCEA Talk blog post to learn about ways schools can foster a more caring relationship with our environment.

Also, be sure to join NCEA on Pinterest to share your photos of good stewardship through service, conservation and prayer. Tag your own pins with #careforcreation.